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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 143 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACHERON, in Greek mythology, the son of Gaea or Demeter. As a punishment for supplying the Titans with water in their contest with Zeus, he was turned into a river of Hades, over which departed souls were ferried by Charon. The name (meaning the river of " woe ") was eventually used to designate the whole of the lower world (Stobaeus, Ecl. Plays. i. 41, ยงยง 50, 54).
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